All eyes are set at the flora exposition in Thailand as some people fear that the exotic foreign plants being displayed among the four million local trees might harm the local environment. Until and unless stricter measures are taken there is a chance that these foreign plants might lead to the contamination of the gene pool in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Officials of the agriculture department have been working hard for the past six months in order to ensure that these foreign plants did not damage their environment. A wide variety of species have been brought from countries such as South Africa and Japan. The country has banned genetically modified plants from the event in order to avoid any opposition from conservationists. It seems that genetically modified plants are not being welcomed by a number of countries who fear that these altered varieties could upset their surroundings.